Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
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Drew Christopher Brees was born on 15 January, 1979. He is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). After a prolific college football career at Purdue University, he was chosen by the San Diego Chargers with the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft.
He left college as one of the most decorated players in Purdue and Big Ten Conference history, establishing two NCAA records, 13 Big Ten Conference records, and 19 Purdue University records. As of 2017, he remains the Big Ten record-holder in several passing categories, including completions (1,026), attempts (1,678), and yards (11,792).
Brees married his college sweetheart Brittany Dudchenko in February 2003. They have three sons: Baylen, Bowen, and Callen, and a daughter, Rylen.
He announcing the Saints’ draft pick at the 2010 NFL Draft, he moved to New Orleans not long after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
After starting off his 2017 season with a loss to Minnesota, Brees looked to bounce back in Week 2 against the New England Patriots. In the 36–20 loss, he was 27-of-45 for 356 yards and two touchdowns. During Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills, he was held to 184 passing yards, but the Saints combined for 298 rushing yards and won 47–10.